The Regional Government of Madrid approves 3.3 million Euro to renew the signage of Metro line 7
The Community of Madrid is to invest 3.3 million Euro in the renovation of the signage systems (ATO, Automatic Train Operation) on Metro line 7. Today, the Governing Council approved the contracting of the works for the replacement of this system, with the aim to improve quality, availability, transport capacity and maintenance efficiency.
Specifically, the systems responsible for the automatic control and operation of line 7A (Pitis-Estadio Metropolitano) will be renovated so they are similar to those installed on other lines in the network. This will also make it possible to extend the type of trains that can run on the line.
The work required for the system changeover includes the procurement of materials and their installation, as well as testing, commissioning and the necessary documentation. The works will be carried out at night to avoid inconveniencing passengers.
This renovation is part of a plan that includes the technological renovation of the signage systems of the Metro de Madrid network. The aim is to improve the quality of the service provided by the underground, especially in terms of safety, availability, capacity and maintenance efficiency. Similar systems have already been installed on lines 2, 3, 4, 5, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 10B.
GREATER COMFORT FOR PASSENGERS
The system to be renovated on line 7 allows automatic driving, providing minimum travel time, smooth running and more comfort for passengers than with manual driving.
Once the driver initiates the running command, the train starts and performs the running regulation phase and the stopping phase at each station automatically, incorporating some train running control functions such as speed in tunnels.